Lebanon, Connecticut celebrates 50 years of its outdoor antique show

For almost half a century, rain or shine, antique dealers and collectors gather on the Green in Lebanon, CT.  Once a common sight in Connecticut towns, outdoor antiques shows are now almost gone from the landscape.  The show on the Lebanon Green offers a bit of nostalgia for everyone. Now in its 50th year, the Lebanon Historical Society’s Outdoor Antiques Show is open 9:00 to 3:00 on Saturday, September 24th 2016.  

Up to 80 dealers will offer antiques and high-quality collectibles to buyers who come from around the state and through-out southern New England. The event started in 1966 as a money-making effort to fund Society programs and, eventually, to help pay for the land needed to build a Museum.  Today, the Antiques Show is still the Historical Society’s largest and most important fund raising event with proceeds supporting school programs, exhibits and historical presentations.

Some dealers have been participating for many years, but new-to-the-field dealers are added every year.  Visitors can expect to find everything from 19th century furniture to vintage tools and from traditional pottery to textiles, glassware and jewelry.  

For the $5 admission fee visitors can spend the day wandering the field, talking with dealers and finding a bargain.  Lunch and snacks are available for purchase all day including home-made chowder and baked goods as well as grilled burgers and hot dogs.  Parking is free.

For more information contact the Lebanon Historical Society 860-642-6579 / museum@historyoflebanon.org or visit us on the web at www.historyoflebanon.org.